Monday, November 26, 2012

Peopletools 8.52 Integration Network WorkCenter (Part 1/2)

With the Peopletools 8.52 comes a new and nice feature regarding the Integration Broker management.
It has always been rather complicated to manage all the different components to make it all work.
The Integration Network WorkCenter is supposed to make it easier. It is worth to try. And really, it is worth to use.

But first of all, the setting to get it requires some work before hands. Quite a long story… sorry.

On the page, for the first time, it will probably look like the following :
INW_001
INW_001a
INW_002
Ok, let’s do the necessary work to configure before using it.

1. Network Status Configuration

Go to the Gateway (left menu), it opens the well known Gateway page, but all in the same frame, this is WorkCenter.
INW_004 INW_005
If you already have configured it, then you should not have this to do, otherwise, load the connectors.
INW_006
And try to ping the Gateway.
INW_007INW_008
Then you must define some more properties in the Gateway, go to the Setup page, again, it may or may be not required depending if you already did it :
INW_010 INW_011 
You should fill a node definition, in the “Node Name” field :
INW_012
And to be able to do that, you should have a messaging PUB/SUB server running. I have one dedicated to the messages :
INW_013
Now we can give all the details, and the ping should work :
INW_014
INW_015
Ok, the server was not started, after starting it up, the ping just works fine :
INW_017
Go to the Advanced Properties page of the gateway, the keystore password must be encrypted :
INW_018
Use the given utility to get the encrypted value of your password :
INW_019 INW_020
And replace the value in clear by the returned encrypted value :
INW_021 INW_022
Quit and save.

Coming back to the Integration Network WorkCenter, it is now looking like this :
INW_026
That’s right, even though the messaging server is started, it has not been activated yet, let’s do that.
INW_028
INW_029
INW_031

Now, back on the Integration Network WorkCenter, it is configured !
INW_032
That was nice to do all these tasks within the same menu, much easier than ever.

2. Network Integration Status
Once the configuration is done, we must set the Integration status. Otherwise, it’s no use.
Ping the node works fine :
INW_033INW_034 
But getting the Network Integration Status raises an error :
INW_035
INW_036  
When I get such message, the fist is to check the log file, here is an extract :
INW_037
In other words, the routing operation GETNETWORKSTATUS is not known…
Let’s find it out and modify it accordingly :
INW_038
INW_039
INW_040
INW_041
Here we go, the status of the routing is not activated. Do the change, save and go back to the WorkCenter :
INW_042
INW_043
INW_045
Ok, it’s clear enough on this error, let’s see what’s the permission of this service operation. Again, we can do it from the WorkCenter :
INW_047
INW_048
INW_049
And from the backend, no user is granted to this permission list :
SQL> l
  1  SELECT   distinct c.roleuser
  2  FROM     psclassdefn a, psroleclass b, psroleuser c
  3  WHERE    a.classid = b.classid
  4  AND      b.rolename = c.rolename
  5* AND      a.classid = 'PTPT4000'
SQL> /

no rows selected Let’s create a role especially for this permission list, and add to the user PS (I’m on HCM91).
INW_058
INW_059
INW_060
INW_063
Save and quit.
And from the backend, we can see PS with this permission list :
SQL> l
  1  SELECT   distinct c.roleuser
  2  FROM     psclassdefn a, psroleclass b, psroleuser c
  3  WHERE    a.classid = b.classid
  4  AND      b.rolename = c.rolename
  5* AND      a.classid = 'PTPT4000'
SQL> /

ROLEUSER
------------------------------
PS

Coming back to the WorkCenter, getting the Network Integration Status now returns :
INW_065


Next time, I will go further in details of the WorkCenter possibilities, please see part 2 here.

Nicolas.

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